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Indonesia : Jokowi leads Prabowo by 9.6 million votes

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo who is defending his post in the 2019 Presidential Election is now comfortably ahead of his nearest challenger, Prabowo Subianto...

Mount Agung in Bali erupts again

JAKARTA -- Mount Agung on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted yesterday (Sunday), spewing white clouds of smoke and ash into the air. The...

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Eastern Indonesia – No Tsunami warning

JAKARTA -- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's eastern Papua Barat province on Friday, but no tsunami warning was issued, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported...

Sunda Straits Tsunami death toll reaches 222

JAKARTA -- The death toll due to the tsunami in Indonesia’s Sunda Straits, which occurred without warning on Saturday night, has killed at least 222 people. Based on...

Crashed Lion Air Boeing 737 went into service only in August

JAKARTA -- The Lion Air passenger aircraft which crashed in Indonesia today was a new Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that went into service...

Embassy to help bring back remains of Malaysian killed in Lombok...

JAKARTA -- The Malaysian Embassy here is making arrangements to bring home the remains of the Malaysian woman killed in the earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Malaysia's Deputy...

Voting starts in Jakarta run-off election for governor

Jakarta - Voting began Wednesday in the second round of the Indonesian capital's gubernatorial election after campaigning marked by sectarian and ethnic tensions. The election for...

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani set to visit Indonesia

Jakarta  - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is due to arrive in Indonesia on Wednesday, as part of an ongoing tour of South-East Asia. Ghani and...

Indonesian volcano erupts seven times in less than 24 hours

Jakarta  - Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province erupted seven times on Sunday, local media reported. "The eruptions occurred from midnight until 4:50 pm...

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

Jakarta - Indonesia has suspended all military cooperation with Australia over "technical" issues, the Indonesian armed forces said Wednesday, though other reports said the move came...